Seplat Energy Grows 2021 Full-Year Profit By 128.9%, Offers US$0.025 Final Dividend

Seplat Energy Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Exchange Limited and the London Stock Exchange, on Tuesday reported a 38.2% rise in its 2021 full-year revenue to N293.6bn in the full-year ended December 31, 2021, from which gross profit grew by 128.9% to N114.2bn.

The board also announced a 321.1% growth in profit before tax to N71bn.

Commenting on the performance, Roger Brown, the Chief Executive Officer, “announced a major acquisition last week and despite a challenging year for Nigerian oil and gas, the robust results delivered today clearly show how our increasing financial strength has made such an acquisition possible, without the need to dilute shareholders, by giving international financial partners the confidence to invest in our vision.

“The addition of MPNU nearly trebles our production and doubles our reserves on a pro forma 2020 basis, reinforcing our leadership of Nigeria’s indigenous energy sector and enabling us to generate strong future cash flows that will underpin our investment in Nigeria’s energy transition and improve our overall stakeholder returns.

“Our 2021 performance was affected by outages at Forcados Terminal that will no longer have such an impact when we switch to the new Amukpe-Escravos Pipeline, which we expect to launch in March. This is part of our strategy to diversify and derisk routes to market, assuring higher revenues from significantly better uptime and lower reconciliation losses. Furthermore, once we have completed our acquisition of MPNU, we will add significant production from offshore assets with dedicated export terminals that also have higher availability and lower reconciliation losses.

“The addition of MPNU offers a significant undeveloped gas resource base which, alongside our ANOH gas project development, will underpin Nigeria’s energy transition and drive domestic and export revenues when developed. 

“Our financial strength is matched by the skills and ambitions of our staff and we look forward to welcoming more than a thousand highly trained colleagues from MPNU and working with them to ensure their smooth onboarding into Seplat Energy. Together we will build a sustainable, world-class company that generates attractive returns for stakeholders and delivers energy transition for one of the world’s largest and most rapidly growing populations,” he stressed.  

The directors proposed a final dividend of US$0.025 (2.5 Cents) per ordinary share of N0.50k each, paid electronically to shareholders whose names appear in the register of members as at the close of business on May 5, 2022, after which the register will be closed on May 6, 2022, while payment On or around 25th May 2022, the final dividend will be paid electronically on May 25.